*Version 8 has a rolling release. Open and Basic were released on November 12th, 2015. Both Version 7 and Version 8 can be used during the rolling release.
**Specifics will be announced with the release. To access similar options in Version 7 until released in Version 8, please click here
- A look at Descon software
- 2D Views
- Customize all four dynamically modified 2D views.
- 3D Views
- Visualize complex connections with a dynamic 3D view.
- On the Fly
- Switch specifications whenever needed, even mid-design. It just takes the click of a mouse.
- See the governing limit state at a glance, as well as the strength ratios of all limit states.
- Speed & Efficiency
- Create working designs with your default preferences in just a few clicks.
- Double Check
- If any report doesn't pass Descon's checks, Descon will give a clear diagnosis that you can use to track down any problems.
- VISUALIZE COMPLEX CONNECTIONS WITH
2D & 3D VIEWS
- GRAPHICS & DESIGN FEATURES
- Visualize complex connections with 2D and 3D views
- Display any combination of 5 separate drawing views
- Dynamically drag and stretch callouts and dimensions
- Dynamically zoom, pan and rotate drawings
- Customize preferences for material types and thicknesses
- Click on connection elements to directly access inputs and forms
- QUICKLY VIEW LIMIT STATES
WITH RATIO GAUGES
- Analysis & Results Features
- Quickly view limit states with ratio gauges
- Easily access calculations by clicking on individual gauges
- See overall connection capacity at a glance
- Automatically creates optimized designs
- Switch On the Fly between AISC 13th/14th and ASD/LRFD
- Drawings and reports update instantly with input changes
- COMPLETE HAND-STYLE CALCULATIONS
IN .PDF, .RTF, OR .HTML FORMAT
- Reporting & Output Features
- Complete hand-style calculations in .pdf, .rtf, or .html format
- Search calculations by headings or keywords
- Customizable report header, including company logo
- Add highlighting, comments and bookmarks to reports
- Organize and separate drawings on report pages
- Quickly cycle through no-goods (NG’s) and bookmarks
From the people who've used Descon
We have been using DesconWin and DesconBrace for about 8 years. It is very powerful but our main benefit has been speed. We are a design-build firm so we do estimates with a preliminary structure design. We used to estimate 10% of the total weight for connection material. But with Descon software, we can do preliminary connection design so fast that we get a better estimate. More than once we won the bid because we could estimate 7% of the total weight for connections instead of 10%. That little difference has been a key factor for being more competitive and winning more bids, mainly after the 2008 crisis that tightened all budgets.
The calculations were accepted without comment by the connections engineer and the designers.
Ron Yeager | Steel-Art, Inc.
Investment on the software provides good return on investment when factoring in countless hours of review time on other methods. … (My Annual Maintenance Plan) provides quick responses to our design questions on projects with fast track schedules and on time commitments.
Eugene Ninnie | CTE-VBMIS Group
I used the DesconPlus Win and DesconPlus Brace for a recent FAA project. The generated written report was very easy to follow (and explain to others) and the generated dxf was a great tool between engineer and detailers.
Descon Brace has greatly aided in the design of our connections. The interface is easy to use and the customizability of the connections is supreme. The reporting portion is easy to follow and presentable for a calculation submission. Descon Brace provides great value and should be in every structural engineers software library.
Mark Gardner, P.E., Director of Engineering | bmk Engineering, Inc.